Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.
If I haven't expounded upon Greek (strained) yogurt lately, now is the time! Strained yogurt tastes so much better than regular yogurt. It isn't bitter at all, I don't even add sweetener to it, fruit is enough. Today, I had Greek yogurt, peanut ... Read more
You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
This is my official goal-setting post. Three goals each for various time periods, and I'm going for one diet/exercise goal, one personal goal, and one work goal. I like to remember sometimes that I have a life that isn't completely about diet an... Read more
To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas
Ok, my bum self hasn't blogged in a while. It's amazing, my husband goes away for a week and I seem to have less time on my hands than before. Explain this to me? Well, here's my life in a nutshell: work, eat, exercise, new diet plan, lots of pi... Read more
Happiness is a journey, not a destination
I had a fabulous dinner tonight. I decided to carmelize some onions, which got a little crispy in the oil, and served them over steak (top round, tiny piece) marinated with balsamic vinegar and cabarnet and spiced with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Das... Read more
A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn’t will find an excuse
So, I need some real, pictoral accountability. I like those transformation contests I see all over the internet, so I am gong to do my own transformation and be accountable by taking pictures as often as possible. At least weekly, maybe even dai... Read more
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live
Whew, conferences are a great way to get off-plan! Especially the kind with all-included meals and plenty of snacks during the breaks. I'm sure I ate too much this week. I definitely ate enough wheat (ouch!) for some serious antibody action (if ... Read more
If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh abo
Man, do I feel crummy today. Last night we had a party, and I not only ate too much, I clearly ate too much wheat. I then did a good job of bringing all the leftovers to church, but did a bad job of eating a bit more there (those mostly I stuck ... Read more
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
Today, I walked to the mall from work. Typically, I take the bus (which costs $1.25 until I pay $20 to get a new UMass ID), but the weather was nice and we were intending to go out to dinner, so I thought I would walk. I mapmyrun'd it and it was... Read more
If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable.
I found an interesting podcast today (http://weightloss.podomatic.c
om/) that is teaching me the mental skills required to lose my stubborn weight and survive temptation. The idea is to use various kinds of mental imagery to retrain my subcon... Read more
If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?
Tonight for dinner, I made black bean pizza with a polenta crust. It was pretty good! The crust was a big too mushy in the middle, and I need to find a way to either thin it out in the pan or thicken it, maybe a few more egg whites. It was toppe... Read more
I eat merely to put food out of my mind.
I burned my crispy potatoes tonight. It was really sad, because they were spiced PERFECTLY!! They also burnt with only about 10 minutes before Bill was going to be home, and I had to completely revamp the dinner plan. We ended up with microwave ... Read more
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Dude, I should never go on sugar binges. My metabolism still hasn't recovered, I've gotten dizzy on and off all day, and kept needing to eat things. I need to be more particular about pairing protein and fiber with my sugars, even if I am going ... Read more
Your stomach shouldn’t be a waste basket
Today, I learned that too much sugar definitely affects me ... but not the same way too much wheat does. I ended up in a serious chocolate situation while sorting out the 15 thousand pages and schedules involved in MA and IN state part-time resi... Read more
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
I made hot cross buns for church tomorrow. Gluten-free, vegan, and other allergen-free hot cross buns. They look pretty good, I will have one tomorrow. My husband never heard of hot cross buns before I made them today. He never even heard the so... Read more
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Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate
I read something yesterday that I really liked. It was about negative self-talk and weight and eating. Essentially, we tend to treat ourselves terribly, and in ways that we would never treat other people especially those we love. We should love ... Read more